Joke products dominate brands’ April Fools’ pranks

An underwear iron, an edible pizza box, and a Cheetos-branded perfume are among the products you’ll be seeing advertised today, though you likely won’t see them afterward.

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Introducing The #DominosEdibox. Why think outside the box, when you can eat it…

— Domino’s Pizza UK (@Dominos_UK) March 31, 2014

The winner for grossest fake product this year may be Emergen-C. The makers of the fizzy vitamin drink posted a YouTube ad for a “sausage pump” that makes rainbow-colored, vitamin-infused breakfast meat. Tic Tac poked a little fun at its customers’ habits of shaking their containers of breath mints by introducing a “shakeless” container on Facebook. Brand managers quickly admitted that one was an April Fools’ gag.

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